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Diversity Resources For

Current Undergraduate Students

At the Eberly College of Science, we are committed to the success of our diverse student population. Explore the variety of events and resources we offer from personalized academic advising to curricular and co-curricular programming.

Spring 2024 Events

Wednesday, January 17

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

102 Chemistry Building

Wednesday, March 20

4:30-6:30 p.m.

104 Thomas Building 

Wednesday, March 27

6:00-7:30 p.m.

108 Wartik Building

Tuesday, April 2

6:00-7:30 p.m.

114 McAllister Building

Monday, April 22

5:30-7:30 p.m.

White Building

Advising and Career Resources

Prehealth Advising Center

In addition to your general faculty advisor, Eberly students on the pre-health track should visit the Prehealth Advising Center for additional resources.

Learn More About Prehealth Advising


Office of Science Engagement

The Office of Science Engagement works with students, employers, faculty and staff toward helping students connect with learning opportunities outside the classroom, including research, education abroad, and career opportunities.

Learn More About the Office of Science Engagement


Diversity in STEM Corporate Partners Program

Organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Diversity in STEM Corporate Partners Program is a program that provides underrepresented students with opportunities to make the most of their degree experience and pursue STEM careers through meaningful interactions with our corporate partners, GSK and DuPont.

Learn More About the Diversity in STEM Corporate Partners Program

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Undergraduate Student Organizations

At the Eberly College of Science, our focus is to support your journey toward academic success in an environment that also strengthens the overlap between what goes on in resident instruction and what takes place outside of the classroom. We encourage undergraduate students to explore our diversity-focused organizations, find friends with similar experiences, advocate for issues you care about, or discover an exciting extracurricular.

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The purpose of First Gen Advocates is to promote awareness, advocacy, and mentorship in order to further support first generation college students at The Pennsylvania State University. A first-generation college student is any student that is first in their family to go to college, will be the first to finish college, or has a parent(s) that only finished an associate degree(s).

Learn More About First Gen Advocates

MANRRS fosters and promotes the agricultural sciences and related fields in a positive manner among multicultural groups. Its members initiate and participate in activities and programs that will ensure ethnic minority involvement in agricultural sciences and careers.

Learn More About MANRRS

MAPS is a national organization affiliated with the Student National Medical Association. With numerous chapters across America, the purpose of the organization is to increase the number of underrepresented students entering and completing a health professional education.

Learn More About MAPS

NOBCChE strives to build a framework for successful diverse global leaders in STEM that will help advance their professional endeavors by adding value to their academic, development, leadership, and philanthropic ventures throughout the life-cycle of their careers.

Learn More About NOBCChE

oSTEM is a non-profit student organization geared toward influencing the academic and professional progress and development growth of LGBTQ+ students and youth in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. oSTEM focuses its efforts on educating, increasing and retaining acceptance, tolerance and enrollment in such professions.

Learn More About oSTEM

Physics and Astronomy for Women+ is a club of undergraduates, grad students, and post-docs dedicated to advancing the status of women, gender minorities, and underrepresented groups in Physics and Astronomy by providing a network of support and a forum to discuss systemic bias in these fields.

Learn More About PAW+

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Learn More About SACNAS

SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential.

Learn More About SASE

Undergraduate Research Experiences

PA Space Grant Consortium Research Internship

The WISER/MURE/FURP program offers first-year students across a variety of STEM disciplines a two-semester (spring and fall semesters of one calendar year) faculty mentored internship in a research laboratory at Penn State University Park. During the internship experience, students have the opportunity to collaborate with a research team, learn the language of research, and conduct experiments. Mentored by a faculty member, students are engaged in research activities that may include attending lab meetings, collecting and analyzing data, and working on high-tech instrumentation and software.

WISER: Women in Science and Engineering Research is open to all first-year students but focuses on supporting outstanding women interested in pursuing research on campus.

MURE: Minority Undergraduate Research Experience is available to underrepresented students of color (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) who are in their first-year, sophomore, or junior years.

FURP: First-year Undergraduate Research Program is available to all first-year students; those with economic hardship are encouraged to apply. 

Learn More about WISER/MURP/FURP


McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program, administered by the Office of Graduate Educational Equity, helps prepare students for doctoral study through the involvement in research and scholarly activities. By assisting in the academic and professional development of undergraduates, the program sponsors and supports student experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience, such as fostering mentoring relationships, promoting undergraduate research, assisting with GRE preparation, and encouraging students to attend and present at conferences. 

Learn More about the McNair Scholars Program


We offer one-on-one meetings to help you learn about all the ways our office can offer you guidance and support during your time at Eberly. Appointments can be scheduled using Starfish.

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